One thing about San Francisco: there’s always something to see and it’s never standing still. Tailor made for video. An excellent walk, if you’re up for it, is to take BART to the Embarcadero stop, and take the Embarcadero to the far side of Fisherman’s Wharf, then go through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to the Golden Gate Bridge and return.
I’m still figuring out how to edit video that does not embarrass me. Not there yet, but I get a little less stupid every week. Here’s this week’s result. Still no soundtrack; I may try that next week.
For all you Mac heads, here’s a page telling how to optimize iMovie for YouTube.
Last week’s post generated a ton of comments and links, among them:
- Trailspotting’s videos.
- Thompology recommends Vimeo.
- Steve at the WildeBeat shared links to his Listening to Parks and Bagging Wild Sounds podcasts.
What I know for sure now: when editing video clips, leave a couple extra seconds for the transitions.
I enjoyed the video, but why is walking on the bridge not recommended? I think it’s delightful and is something I recommend everyone who comes to San Francisco do.
It’s windy, loud, full of tourists and cars and bikes and everything else… from a one-time visitor’s standpoint it is worth doing, but from a hiker’s standpoint it’s one of worst walks I’ve ever experienced.
I was just about to ask the same question RE: walking across the bridge, but you’re quite right – it’s very slow going indeed. It would also, of course, add 3+ miles to an already-long urban hike.
Thanks for the video – it was interesting seeing your take of the city I call home! You should try an urban hike up to Twin Peaks sometime.
I generally take more video than pictures when hiking. With a good HD camcorder you can grab stills for photos. I use the Sony HDR SR11, and can take 7 megapixel images while you are recording video.
For editing, I use Sony Vegas 8 and render to WMV, and upload to Vimeo in HD!
I’ve got tons of video that I need to upload…
As far as music, I actually like raw clips with good transitions instead of a music track. I like to share what I saw and heard without much video magic.